Alice J. NeitzkeNovember 1, 1934 ~ April 12, 2017 (age 82)
ALICE J. NEITZKE
Alice J. Neitzke, age 82, of Winona, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Gundersen Health System Hospital in La Crosse, WI.
She was born on All Saints Day, November 1, 1934, in Winona, to William and Helen (Guergen) Neitzke. After graduating from high school, Alice became employed with Watkins in Winona, where she worked for 61 years until her retirement.
Alice was a life-long member of St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winona, where she was active with Women in Mission, and also of the Altar Guild, where she graciously opened her home and hosted their annual picnic. Alice was very proud to be conservative and a Lutheran, and her church and her faith were the foundations of her life.
She will be remembered for her love of reading – especially biographies, going for bicycle rides, and flower and vegetable gardening.
Alice is lovingly survived by her sister: Arlene Neitzke, Winona; brother: Roy Neitzke, Winona; brother-in-law: Roger Garrison, Winona; sister-in-law: Josephine Neitzke, Winona; nieces and nephews: Lori (Brian) Albrecht, and their children: Samuel and Nathan; Kevin (Linda) Neitzke, and their children: Heather, Zachary, Stephanie and Alexander; Jeff (Sharon) Neitzke; Kristine (Clint) Woidyla; Mary Jo (Gary) Wilson; Bill (Jayda) Garrison; and Linda Garrison; as well as many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Weldon and Howard Neitzke; sister: Elenora Garrison; sister-in-law: Connie Neitzke; and a niece: Brenda Neitzke-Pearcy.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Reverend Richard A. Moore will officiate.
Following the service, the family will greet relatives and friends in the fellowship hall of St. Martin’s.
Alice will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in a private family ceremony.
It is respectfully requested that memorials be considered to Women in Mission or the Altar Guild of St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church; or to the Concordia Seminary Adopt-a-Student Program, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105.
Online condolences or memories may be left for Alice’s family at www.watkowski-mulyck.com.
Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.